performance & dance

Echoes and I Imagine by Aakash Odedra

Part of Alchemy

Contemporary dancer Aakash Odedra presents two contrasting solos, adding modern twists to traditional Indian dance.

Echoes considers the reverberations of the past through the combination of percussive sound and whirlwind dance. Bells, ropes, and tendrils of golden light trace the stage invoking ancestors and traditions. Choreographed by Kathak icon Aditi Mangaldas, renowned for breaking new ground, this is Indian dance with a contemporary twist.

In I Imagine, Aakash combines beautiful choreography with powerful spoken word as he collaborates with award-winning poet and fellow Sky Arts Academy Scholar Sabrina Mahfouz. Aakash and Sabrina playfully explore the confines of skin, migration and belonging.

Aakash Odedra is one of the most sought after dancers in the UK. With a growing international reputation for making and commissioning beautifully crafted dance works. He trained in Kathak, Bharat Natyam and indo-jazz, the latter with famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar.

Aakash was mentored by Akram Khan and went on to found his company in 2011, presenting work across the country.

I Imagine is not only a superb piece of dance theatre, but a thought-provoking one, and most definitely one for our time
The Dancing Times
A very interesting dancer to watch
The Guardian

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Purcell Room


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For ages 8+